Global University Employability Ranking 2018 – Only Singapore & Japan In Top-10 Among Asia’s Best Uni

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Nov 15 2018
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The result is out for the Global University Employability Ranking 2018. Going to college or university doesn’t guarantee you for the job or career you desire. Hence, many students around the world could not find a job upon graduation. It is definitely a sad moment, not to mention a humiliating situation, to find out that you are not employability despite graduating from a university.


Turns out, choosing the right university can certainly boost your chances of employability. Published exclusively by Times Higher Education, the latest list reveals which universities the recruiters at top companies think are the best at preparing students for the workplace. The survey involved 250 universities from 41 countries around the globe.


As expected, United States dominated the top-10 universities that produce the most employable graduates. The U.S. has taken six universities spots, leaving the remaining four to be shared by the U.K., Germany, Japan and Singapore each. Yes, only two Asia countries made it to the global top-10 – The University of Tokyo and National University of Singapore.

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Leading the chart is Harvard University, follows by California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, making the top-3 dominated by United States universities. Britain’s University of Cambridge is No. 4 best university while Stanford University, another American university, took the 5th place.


At sixth place is Technical University of Munich from Germany. The 7th and 8th places went to Princeton University and Yale University – both American institutions. Japan is at ninth place while Singapore’s NUS managed to squeeze in to the final spot in the top-10 Global University Employability Ranking. Here is some information about the top-5 universities:



{ No. 1 } Harvard University

Harvard University is the oldest and arguably the most prestigious college in the United States, with a reputation for admitting and producing highly intelligent and skilled students. Established in 1636, more than 30 heads of state – including eight U.S. presidents – are Harvard alumni and the university also boasts 48 Nobel prizewinners and 48 Pulitzer winners.

Global University Employability Ranking 2018 - Harvard University

Like many schools favoured by employers, Harvard also has a long history of groundbreaking research and innovation. Many students undertake extracurricular activities while studying, from sports activities to entrepreneurial endeavours, which endow them with essential skills to succeed.



{ No 2 } California Institute of Technology

Established in 1891, it’s no surprise that the California Institute of Technology – regarded as one of the best universities in the world – is also a favourite among international employers. Students are admitted on the basis of strong maths, science and engineering skills and interest, which seems to serve them well in their future careers.

Global University Employability Ranking 2018 - California Institute of Technology

Not only do Caltech students learn the fundamentals across a range of science and engineering subjects, they also get to grips with the most innovative tools to address some of society’s most pressing challenges. The student population is tiny compared with other colleges – one of the smallest in the world, with just over 1,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates.



{ No. 3 } Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT students, alumni and faculty members play key roles in entrepreneurial innovations, including developing advanced computer networks, securing venture capital transactions, and biotechnology. The institute is traditionally known for its research and education in the physical sciences and engineering.

Global University Employability Ranking 2018 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In addition to its world-leading courses, Massachusetts Institute of Technology also offers career-enhancing programmes for undergraduates, industry leaders and the general public. Many companies have significant involvement with college courses and research, often spanning disciplines and lasting for a number of years.



{ No 4 } University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is among the world’s best and most elite universities. Its history stretches back to the 13th century, when the university was founded by Oxford scholars taking refuge after conflicts with townspeople. Founded in 1209, this is the only British university that made it to the top-10 most employable graduates in the country.

Global University Employability Ranking 2018 - University of Cambridge

Now, its graduates are globally sought after, valued particularly for their specialist knowledge, gained as a result of personal tuition that is unique to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the UK. As of October 2018, 118 Nobel Laureates, 11 Fields Medalists, 6 Turing Award winners and 15 British Prime Ministers have been affiliated with Cambridge.



{ No 5 } Stanford University

With its proximity to Silicon Valley, Stanford University, established in 1891, is a good training ground for students looking to move into the tech industry. Stanford alumni have founded many successful companies, including Google, Nike, Netflix, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Instagram and Charles Schwab.

Global University Employability Ranking 2018 - Stanford University

Stanford’s undergraduate program is one of the top three most selective in the United States by acceptance rate. As of October 2018, 83 Nobel laureates, 27 Turing Award laureates, and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty or staff. Stanford is the alma mater of 30 living billionaires and 17 astronauts, and is also one of the leading producers of members of the United States Congress.


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